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    IANA IAB Reprimands IANA operation
    posted by Mueller on Wednesday October 13 2004, @10:29AM

    Anonymous writes "The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has published an interesting letter it sent to ICANN in late September regarding delays and a lack of responsiveness at IANA. The transmittal includes a damning report on IANA actions by the IAB (they are running a monthly snapshot).

    According to the report, IANA is not functioning efficiently or predictably:
    [IAB criticizes] the very bursty nature of the IANA actions (completions). There is little or no consistency in the level of activity across months. Nor is there any obvious correlation between spikes in new arrivals (requests) and spikes in action completions -- that is, the IANA activity seems to be prioritized on a basis that is completely internal to, and decided by, the IANA organization. With this note, we are signalling that we are not satisfied with the outcome of that internal prioritization process in terms of its success in producing timely assignment of IETF protocol parameters.

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    Capacity problems at ICANN?
    by Mueller (muellerNO@SPAMsyr.edu) on Wednesday October 13 2004, @10:42AM (#14344)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/

    This is becoming a real pattern. ICANN does not have the capacity to make needed changes in the UDRP, to alter Whois policy, to enforce or even implement the changes in Whois policy that it has agreed to make, to implement a TLD addition policy, and now, apparently, it can't even do simple protocol parameter assignments in a timely fashion. What CAN it do?
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    So, it isn't just a tactic to obtain ccTLD MOUs?
    by GideonsLastSon on Wednesday October 13 2004, @12:17PM (#14345)
    User #3824 Info | http://icannwatch.jothan.at/start.php
    IANA request fulfillment response time has been inferred to as being used to [ahem] 'motivate' ccTLD administrators to establish some formal MOU with ICANN.

    Sounds to me more like there is consistency in the dissatisfaction of the pace to which requests are acted upon.
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